Patrick Megaro, Esq. updates "The Megaro Criminal Law Library" with new instructional series

Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Megaro created "The Megaro Criminal Law Library" as a public service. The online library has been updated with articles and videos, including an instructional series.
By: Halscott Megaro PA
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The Megaro Criminal Law Library, Website
The Megaro Criminal Law Library, Website
ORLANDO, Fla. - Sept. 16, 2018 - PRLog -- "The Megaro Criminal Law Library" is a public service created by criminal defense lawyer Patrick Megaro. Mr. Megaro is a Criminal Defense Attorney with offices in Orlando, Florida. The library contains all of Mr. Megaro's Criminal Law articles and videos. There is also a "search" feature that allows users to search the videos and articles by keyword. The Library is organized by different sections, Videos, Articles, News and an Archive.

Patrick Megaro is providing all this information as a public service, free of charge. "I have focused on this area of law for more than 20 years, and at this stage in my life and experience, I would like to share with the public, law students, and my peers all the knowledge I have acquired. I sincerely hope that some of my esteemed colleagues in the profession will find the materials useful for their own law practice." He started out with a Blog with his written articles and commentary, but eventually it became too unwieldy and difficult to search.

The newest addition to the Library is Mr. Megaro's "instructional series." In his first article in his instructional series, veteran criminal defense attorney Patrick Michael Megaro comments on Martin v. State, an appellate decision from the Second District Court of Appeal of Florida, dealing with recent changes to Florida's self-defense laws. Florida legislature's amendment to section 776.032 marks an important shift in self-defense laws in the state of Florida.  As the Martin court explained "[t]he Florida Legislature's amendment to section 776.032 added the following provision: (4) In a criminal prosecution, once a prima facie claim of self-defense immunity from criminal prosecution has been raised by the defendant at a pretrial immunity hearing, the burden of proof by clear and convincing evidence is on the party seeking to overcome the immunity from criminal prosecution provided in subsection (1)."  The Martin court went on to explain that "as it now stands, the State bears the burden of disproving, by clear and convincing evidence, a facially sufficient claim of self-defense immunity in a criminal prosecution." This is obviously a very important change in criminal cases involving self-defense claims. The case is Martin v. State, Case No. 2D16-4468, (Fla. Dist. Ct. App., 2nd District, May 4, 2018). The article will be published in full in The Megaro Criminal Law Library  and on the Blog of Mr. Megaro,

About Patrick Megaro

Patrick Michael Megaro is an attorney at Halscott Megaro PA. His primary areas of practice are criminal defense, criminal appeals, post-conviction relief, civil appeals, and civil rights litigation.

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